23 Mar , 2015

CPRC in the Idaho Statesman: Discussing the increase in concealed handgun permits and what it means

From an article by Bill Dentzer in the Idaho Statesman:

. . . The move toward “shall-issue” accelerated in the mid-1980s. Florida became a shall-issue state in 1987, and now has 1.3 million concealed carry permit holders – roughly 10 percent of the national number, according to John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, a pro-gun research group in Washington, D.C.

22 Mar , 2015

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CPRC on Fox News: Chicago’s Crime Problems

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
John Lott talks to John Stossel on what Rahm Emanuel has done to Chicago’s police department.

22 Mar , 2015

Jack McCauley on Fox & Friends

Former Maryland state police Captain and new CPRC Fellow Jack McCauley on Fox & Friends

CPRC’s research on concealed handguns is discussed here, though we are going to have to work with Jack a little bit to get the name right!

21 Mar , 2015


How criminals think: Criminals go after easier, less risky targets

Regarding a murder by three young men in Philadelphia:

. . .The cold-hearted teens and a 14-year-old boy targeted 51-year-old James Stuhlman for a robbery after they tired of playing basketball, police Captain James Clark told reporters. . . .

The 14-year-old faces lesser charges and has cooperated with detectives, police said.

20 Mar , 2015

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Florida permit holder saves woman who was being brutally beaten

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From WPTV NBC Channel 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida:

That’s when witnesses say Anderson stepped in to help.

“He saw a woman being attacked at night, and he went to her aid. In my opinion I think he did the right thing,” the sheriff says.

20 Mar , 2015

CPRC on the Steve Malzberg TV Show to discuss the DOJ Report on Racism in the Ferguson Police Dept

John Lott’s interview with Steve Malzberg is available here.…


20 Mar , 2015

CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: Ferguson Justice Department Report Misleads On Racism

John Lott has expanded his previous discussion in the New York Post with some additional data that he didn’t have room for in that piece.

Most seem to accept the Obama administration’s claim that the Ferguson police department is a hotbed of racism.

As President Obama asserted last Thursday:

“There was a whole structure (in Ferguson), according to the Justice Department report, that indicated both racism and just a disregard for what law enforcement’s supposed to do.


17 Mar , 2015

CPRC to appear on Fox News’ Stossel to talk about Chicago’s Crime Rates

CPRC will be on Fox News several times this weekend (Airs Friday at 9PM EDT on FBN , March 20th; Saturday at 1 AM and 4 AM EDT on FBN, March 21th; and Sunday at 10PM EDT on Fox News, March 22nd):

GUN VIOLENCE: Chicago has one of the highest gun violence rates in the country.

17 Mar , 2015

Former Maryland state police Captain Jack McCauley, who was the commander of the Maryland State Licensing Division, testifies in favor of concealed handguns

Captain McCauley provides powerful testimony in favor of allowing civilians to carry permitted concealed handguns.  Anyone who listens to Captain McCauley’s testimony here will quickly see that part of it relies heavily on the CPRC’s research here and here.

Here is also powerful testimony by a woman stalking victim who wanted to be able to have a gun for protection.…

17 Mar , 2015

CPRC on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department

John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show from 5:06 to 5:20 PM on Monday, March 16th, 2015 to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department (audio available here).

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